Shakers  
Shakers

by John Godber and Jane Thornton

Directed by Ruth Sullivan

Friday 11th - Saturday 26th March, 2022

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Perfomed in repertory with Bouncers by John Godber on alternate nights, with double-bills of both plays on Saturdays.

Photography by Robert Piwko

Cast List

Nicki : Bella Hornby
Adele : Emily Deane
Mel : Alexa Wall
Carol : Michaela Forssblad (March 25th : Ruth Sullivan)

 

Production Team

Director : Ruth Sullivan
Set Design : Phillip Ley
Costume Design : Lucy Moss
Lighting Design : Samuel Littley
Sound Design : Ruth Sullivan

Stage Manager : Laurence Tuerk
Assistant Stage Managers : Roanne Insley, Ruth Sanderson
Lighting Operator : Jonathan Norris
Set Construction and Rigging : Keith Syrett, Wendy Parry, Rob Hebblethwaite, Jonathan Ringshall, Nick Insley, Isaac Insley, Eliza Insley and members of the cast and crew
Video Trailer : Ryan Williams



Bella Hornby
Arabella Hornby has been a member of the Tower since 2018. She has taken part in The Canterbury Tales, Five Women and two short plays during the Love and Survival Festival. Prior to joining the Tower, she worked as a professional immersive theatre actress for the company Secret Cinema, as well as producing and starring in a production of Constellations at the Hen and Chickens Theatre in London. Alongside acting, Bella is currently training to become an art teacher at Goldsmiths.
  Emily Deane
Emily Deane trained at The Actors' Temple Studio 2019/20. Her stage credits include Clare/Louise in Road, Mary Boleyn in Wolf Hall and most recently Becky in Bridget both virtually and as part of the Tower Theatre's Opening Up programme in summer 2021. When she's not acting, Emily works as a freelance journalist specialising in beauty, interiors and weddings.
Alexa Wall
Having graduated from London School of Dramatic Art in 2016, Alexa Wall performed in plays such as Roots as Beatie Bryant, Girls and Dolls as Clare and Got to Be Happy as Caroline. She then went on to become a Radio DJ for some of London's biggest internet radio stations. This is her second show at the Tower Theatre; she appeared as Harriet Bailey in The Canterbury Tales.
  Michaela Forssblad
Michaela Forssblad trained at the Guildford School of Acting during 2020/2021. This is her first production at the Tower Theatre.
Ruth Sullivan
Ruth Sullivan has been a Tower member for 14 years and has performed, directed, choreographed and designed sound for many productions in that time. Her most recent play as a director for the Tower was King Charles III which was a large scale ensemble piece but she does have some experience of monologues, having performed in Happy Days. During the lockdown she was part of Virtual Tower and the Tower podcast, both directing and performing. As a Foley Artist she’s usually found in a dark studio, making sounds for TV drama and film (as well as an occasional foray into radio) and regularly works with directors such as Katie Mitchell and Simon McBurney to create and perform live theatre sound. She’s one of the Tower’s three Artistic Directors.